Ruby on Rails Workshop

Thanks to everyone who contributed and attended the workshop this October. We hope we were successful in hosting an attitude-free, newbie-safe and mama-friendly tech event encouraging women to join the Ruby on Rails community.

Women are a minority in most technical communities, but in open source communities the numbers are even smaller — by a factor of about ten or more.

Moving forward, we encourage our newly empowered programmers to meet monthly and use their skills towards open source projects in a welcoming, collaborative, mixed gendered environment.

Click here to learn more about the Open Source Code Crunch.


Corporate Sponsors:

Hashrocket

EngineYardGitHub

RailsBridge


Individual Sponsors:

Julia Ashmun

National Symposium for the Advancement of Women in Science in Harvard Yard

National Symposium for the Advancement of Women in Science 2009 February 6-7, 2009 in Harvard Yard Hosted by WISHR, Women in Science at Harvard-Radcliffe.

NSAWS is an event taking place every other year organized by Women in Science at Harvard-Radcliffe (WISHR).  The fifth conference is planned to take place on Harvard college campus on February 6-7, 2009. With the university-wide commitment to communication between experts in all fields, we hope to bring together a diverse group of scientists engaged in inter-disciplinary research, in line with our conference theme of “Crossing Borders.”

Since its founding in 1989, Women in Science at Harvard-Radcliffe (WISHR) has grown into a large multi-faceted organization devoted to fostering a sense of community and solidarity for the undergraduate women engaged in science at Harvard College.  WISHR provides a support network and resource base in addition to fostering discussion on women s issues and providing inspiration and encouragement for those pursuing science-related careers.

The National Symposium on the Advancement of Women in Science (NSAWS) has been a significant addition to WISHR s program.  NSAWS serves to raise awareness of current issues facing female scientists and to encourage women to take leadership roles in scientific fields.  In the spring of 2000, the first NSAWS addressed the developing role of women in science to an audience of several hundred undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, and professionals. Since then, NSAWS has continued to draw leaders in science from all across the nation to discuss strategies to increase women s participation in science.

See the full schedule and register here: http://nsaws.org/index.html

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